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New Tourism Zones are planned in the North and East

May 2, 2011 10:30:45 AM - itnnews.lk

The Government will develop several new tourism zones within the Northern and Eastern Provinces.

It has already identified several coastal towns in these two Provinces. New Tourism Zones will come up in Vakarai in Batticaloa and Pulmoddai in Trincomalee in the Eastern Province and Silavathurai within the Mannar District in the Northwest.

The Government has taken action to identify land for two tourism zones in Silavathurai and Pulmoddai. Thereafter, the development of infrastructure in the area  will be carried out before calling for bids

Sri Lanka has received US$ 523 million worth of investments for the tourism sector.